Savills | Abberton Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7AL | Property for sale
5,200 sq ft(483.10 sq m)
Excess of £2,000,000

Abberton RoadFingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7AL

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Video tour available
  • Beautifully proportioned and enhanced country house
  • Approx. 11 acres of formal gardens and grounds
  • Detached two bedroom self-contained coach house
  • Detached converted barn
  • Excellent equestrian facilities

Stunning country house with land and a substantial collection of outbuildings.

About this property

  • Kingsland is a handsome grade II listed five bedroom Georgian residence occupying grounds of approx. 11 acres, situated in an attractive village south of Colchester in the heart of the Roman River Valley.

    The façade is typical of its period with tall sash windows relieved under mellow rendered elevations under a handmade red tiled roof. The house boasts a wealth of beautifully retained features and light-filled accommodation, arranged over two levels and extending to approx. 5,200 sq ft.

    The property is entered via a delightful classical door case opening to a welcoming entrance with a turning staircase rising to the first floor with ornate, hand crafted balustrade. The ground floor receptions radiate from the hall with one side leading to a substantial dual aspect drawing room with further double doors leading to a delightful dining room benefitting from beautiful views and access over the formal gardens. To the south corner is a comfortable study with a lobby and cloakroom positioned off the hall.

    A focal point of this stunning home is the kitchen and family room, beautifully presented in neutral tones providing a bespoke range of units and stone work surfaces. The kitchen opens to a large family area, overlooking the gardens with access to a wide external terrace to the rear. To the side is a utility room, boot room and pantry. Concluding the ground floor is access to a cellar.

    To the first floor are five bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom. The principal suite enjoys a south facing aspect, dressing room and en suite bathroom. Bedrooms two and three also enjoy en suite facilities.

    This wonderful country home has extensive and discreetly positioned outbuildings, including a beautiful detached two bedroom coach house and offering a separate converted entertaining barn. An excellent opportunity for those seeking multi-generational living.

    The accommodation is arranged over two levels with a ground floor reception room and a cloakroom. To the upper level is a grand reception with kitchenette facilities which separates two bedrooms and a bathroom. Beyond the coach house is a detached barn converted to provide a wonderful space for entertaining providing a vast reception hall, kitchenette, cloakroom and a mezzanine level.

    Outside
    Kingsland is approached over a sweeping driveway flanked by parkland grounds to one side leading to the house offering extensive parking. A fork within the drive continues to one side leading to a self-contained detached coach house, converted barn and cart lodge providing covered storage facilities and a substantial yard.

    A particular feature of this wonderful family home is the manicured gardens which predominately lie to the north of the house providing all year round colour, interest and immense privacy. There is an expanse of lawn wrapping around the house leading to an extensive stone terrace. Extending from the rear is a more private terrace and courtyard situated to the side of the house, leading to a further storage room, workshop and cloakroom. The formal gardens are partly enclosed by an attractive redbrick wall with beautiful trees lining the boundaries. The formal gardens extend to approx. 3.2 acres.

    Equestrian Facilities
    On the opposite side of the road, with views from the house, is a modern ‘U' shaped stable block offering four loose boxes, hay barns, tractor and implement storage. The stables provide water and electricity with covered storage extending over a spacious yard. Post and rail fencing and a wide driveway separate a front paddock, all in around 7.7 acres. Due to the positioning, those not looking to utilise the facilities have the option to seek livery rental.

    Services
    Oil heating, mains water, mains drainage.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I think this must be one of the finest houses I have seen in North Essex.

Karl ManningProperty agent

Local information

  • Mersea Island: 4.5 miles; Colchester train station: 5.7 miles; Wivenhoe: 8 miles; Ipswich: 22 miles; Chelmsford: 29.2 miles; Central London: 73.1 miles. All distances are approximate.
  • Kingsland is situated in the attractive village of Fingringhoe to the south of Colchester in the Roman River Valley and to the east of Abberton Reservoir Nature Discovery Park.
  • This small traditional village covers almost four and half square miles and is well located for water sports, being within striking distance of West Mersea, Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe. The area is very popular for those with outdoor and equestrian interests providing access to a network of footpaths and bridleways over miles of rolling Essex countryside.
  • Abberton Reservoir Nature and Discovery Park is 5 miles in distance, a wetland site of international importance, offering excellent bird watching opportunities, walking trails and reservoir views.
  • The neighbouring village of Rowhedge provides local facilities and further shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found at Colchester. For the commuter there are stations at Colchester and Marks Tey, providing a frequent service into London Liverpool Street (50 minutes).
  • The area provides an excellent range of educational facilities with numerous independent primary and secondary schools nearby. Colchester Royal Grammar School and Colchester County High School for Girls are both just over 5 miles away. By road, Fingringhoe is located around 7 miles to the south of the A12 offering access to London, the M25 to the south, Ipswich and the coast to the north.

Additional information

  • Viewing
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: Directions From Colchester proceed on to the B1025 signposted West Mersea, continue to Langenhoe, turning left at the former Langenhoe Lion Public House. Proceed for a mile along Abberton Road in the direction of Fingringhoe where Kingsland can be found set back from the road on the left hand side accessed over a gravelled driveway. Postcode: CO5 7AL
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold